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That would be today, part of our scrubbed shameful history that is being restored, the record of it.
You might actually be an uninformed person, who asks why can’t those African Americans get ahead? First off this is an inaccurate misnomer, but this history provides a partial explantation of the struggles of black communities in the US, post Civil War.
And this history provides a partial explantation and it was not the only example where “uppity“ successful blacks who had raised themselves from the chains of the Civil War were slapped down by racists multiple times. The KKK an organization was in the middle of this. For myself, I was oblivious to this history until I watched the The Watchmen TV series, and my impression seeing aircraft dropping bombs on Tulsa, this was over the top, until I looked it up. This morning on MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell described herself as well read, but was oblivious to this event.
It was among the worst acts of violence in US history, and no one was held accountable – how much has changed in the last 100 years?
“The trigger for white rage, inevitably, is Black advancement,” Carol Anderson writes in her seminal 2016 book, White Rage. “It is not the mere presence of Black people that is the problem; rather, it is Blacknesswith ambition, with drive, with purpose, with aspirations, and with demands for full and equal citizenship.”
The Ku Klux Klan is a domestic terrorist organization founded shortly after the United States Civil War ended. It has used intimidation, violence, and murder to maintain white supremacy in Southern government and social life.